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Healthy Breakfast Foods: Stewed Apples

In Ayurveda, waking up early in the morning is considered as beneficial for health, as the morning is the purest time of the day, when the air is fresh and the mind is at ease. It also states that eating at least half an hour after waking stimulates digestive fire and keeps metabolism rates up. Skipping breakfast is one of the bad habits that we often succumb to due to busy work schedules and it does not contribute to good health in the long run. Therefore, it is important to at least have a piece of fruit and some milk before leaving for work. Continue reading

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Ayurvedic Snacks for Kids

Ayurveda bases its principles on a lot of elements from nature, and the fact that children are simple, uncomplicated and carefree, a lot of basic healthy Ayurvedic habits can be taught to them. Food and the consumption of the right kind of food are at the cornerstone of Ayurveda. Inculcating good eating habits in your kids will help them develop into healthy adults and enable them to make better food choices. Here are some ideas for fresh, natural and healthy Ayurvedic snacks for your kids. The next time they reach for a chips packet or a fizzy drink, give them one of these healthier options: Continue reading

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Health Benefits of Gulkand or Rose Petal Jam

Gulkand or rose-petal jam is one of the most delicious Ayurvedic preparations ever known. At the same time, its health benefits are undeniable. The word gulkand is derived from gul, which means ‘flower’ in Persian, and ‘qand’ which means ‘sweet’ in Arabic. Continue reading

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How to prepare tridoshic dal

Dal or lentils are one of the easiest dishes to prepare. It is light on the stomach and enriched with proteins. Tridoshic dal is an Ayurvedic preparation that is beneficial for all doshas and keeps them in check. It cleanses the body of ama or toxins, and is very good for digestion, as well as a light food to be taken if one is suffering from diarrhoea. It pacifies Kapha and Pitta doshas and increases Vata. Here’s how you can prepare this Tridoshic dal at home: Continue reading